Tuesday 29 January 2013

New Broom January Part 3: Black Hawk Down!

"Six One: We have a Black Hawk down. Repeat: We have a Black Hawk down."

It looks like the Zugandan rebels have got lucky and managed to bring down of the American's Black Hawk helicopters.   

  The whole point of this months 'theme' New Year, New Broom, was to get something finished that has been hanging around for ages, and otherwise would probably just not get finished. So far I have painted a fire team for my Force on Force Delta Force. I had put off painting them because I hate painting Multi-cam, but for this model thing were a little different: I had bought this model of a crashed Black Hawk last year at the Wolverhampton Show. It is made by Britannia Miniatures, and is simply lovely. The reason why I had not got round to painting it is that I was daunted by how big it was. 

Inspired by Leon (aka Pulp Citizen) and his determination to finish the Giant Hadron figure for Pulp City, I set my mind to the task of painting the Black Hawk crash. In the end, it wasn't as terrible as I had imagined it would be, and I got it finished in just two evenings. I am delighted with the way it came out. Now I need to find a downed black hawk crew to act as hostages for my Delta's to rescue. 


Simon Quinton said...

It looks great, I think Gripping beast have some crew in there modern range.

Smillie said...

Looks great mate, Gripping beast do indeed have a crew in their modern range which I have and they are great figures would look really good with your Hawk.

Michael Awdry said...

Absolutely wonderful job!

Phil said...

Fantastic work!